Karen Roche, founder of Be Green Bath and Body based in North Easton, Mass., received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for making false claims on the company’s website that the health care products can prevent, cure or treat conditions or diseases, a direct violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
According to the warning letter, In May 2016, the company’s website at begreenbathandbody.com made claims for some of its products including:
Rose Hip Scar Oil Treatment
- “heal damaged skin from scars and burns.”
- “reduce scar tissue and stimulate the growth of new skin tissue.”
- “Scar Oil Treatment is beneficial for many skin conditions such as rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, acne and psoriasis.”
Evening Primrose Healing Oil
- “Natural relief for eczema flare-ups”
- “High in essential fatty acids and rare gamma linolenic oil that is… very beneficial as an eczema treatment.”
Organic Shea Butter Tin
- “benefical for many skin conditions, including … cracked skin, sun burn, chapped lips .. psoriasis and eczema.”
- “for customers suffering from eczema flare-ups.”
- “Made with organic oils …calendula that has calming, anti-inflammatory and healing properties.”
“Your products are not generally recognized as safe and effective for the above referenced uses,” the FDA’s warning letter stated. The company is required to take prompt action to correct all violations associated with its products. If the company fails to comply, it could result in enforcement action without further notice, injunctions against the manufacturer and distributors, and seizure of the products.